LEGAL ANALYSIS: Is coal still king? A postmortem review of the recent coal bankruptcy blitz

08 March 2017

Debtwire's legal analyst team today published a special report on the state of US coal restructurings. In this special report, the team revisits the bankruptcy boom that plagued some of the largest US coal companies over the past two years, including Peabody EnergyArch CoalAlpha Natural ResourcesWalter EnergyPatriot Coal and James River, to examine the significant transactions, issues and outcomes that arose from those cases, and analyze the impact those proceedings may have on shaping future coal restructurings and the Chapter 11 landscape.


CLICK HERE for the Special Report.


by Richard M. Goldman


Richard M. Goldman is a former practicing restructuring and litigation attorney. Prior to joining Debtwire as a Legal Analyst, Richard practiced in the New York offices of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, Kirkland & Ellis LLP and Togut, Segal & Segal LLP. He has represented various constituencies, including debtors, official committees, lenders, purchasers and trustees in several high-profile restructurings.


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